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[News] SCO's Scam Foiled by Groklaw

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Grokking SCO's demise

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| It's Groklaw's loose network of volunteers that has haunted the Utah 
| courthouse, collecting paperwork, reporting on hearings and transcribing 
| everything in sight.  
| It's that same crowd of volunteers that has picked apart arguments, dredged 
| up old news stories and computer manuals, and generally followed the SCO 
| lawsuits with the kind of enthusiasm usually reserved for rotisserie baseball 
| or, well, Linux.   
| All that has made it easy for reporters, analysts and deep-thinkers keeping 
| an eye on the lawsuits. We just filtered out the partisan crowd noise -- no 
| mistake, this is a pro-Linux crowd -- and dug into that virtual mountain of 
| legal documents. Everything was there, posted, transcribed, organized and 
| searchable.    
| That's why we all picked up the ruling from Groklaw. 


Another good example of women in Free software.


Harald Welte and Groklaw announced as winners of the FSF's annual free software

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| Groklaw's founder and editor Pamela Jones could not make it to the ceremony 
| in person, but Groklaw contributor Dan Bricklin was present to accept on her 
| behalf. In a prerecorded audio message, Jones described Groklaw as "a place 
| where lawyers and geeks could explain things to each other and work together, 
| so they'd understand each other's work better". Jones also emphasized the 
| importance of Groklaw's free software approach to its success, "[W]hen you 
| have an idea you hope might work, and then to implement it, tweak it, and 
| morph it, because other people show up and have ideas that are better than 
| yours...and then have people you care about and admire tell you that what you 
| are doing matters -- I can't think of a more satisfying feeling."         



Interview With Pamela Jones, Editor of Groklaw

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| In this Q & A, she explains how Groklaw operates, what its purposes include, 
| and where it is likely to head in the future. 


Ibiblio Builds a Case for Its Support of Groklaw, Which Is Now Target inn SCO
Suit Against IBM

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| "Groklaw is an essential part of ibiblio's research and service relating to
| Open Source and Communities on the web," he said. "We have no plans to
| drop support for Groklaw or any other collection on ibiblio - short
| of some violation of our collection agreement."


Pamela Jones gets gong 

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| Groklaw mistress becomes Knowledge Master
| The site has over the years expanded its reach to cover other legal topics 
| that bear upon software freedom. It also educates attorneys and other legal 
| professionals about free and open source software and information 
| technologies in general.   


Yet More Filings in Novell - Why SCO Wants No Mention of IBM or Groklaw -

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| Groklaw is hazardous, because all his statements are here, and of course most 
| of them were made in the context of filing its litigation against IBM. The 
| SEC filings are here on our SCO Financials page. The teleconferences are here 
| on our Transcripts page. There's just no telling what a juror might stumble 
| across. Like, say, in our Quote Database, where all the wild and now provably 
| untrue statements McBride made about owning System V copyrights that SCO said 
| it got under the 1995 APA are preserved for history. Oh, and all the 
| statements about Novell and how it had no right to say it owned the 
| copyrights. My, my. I agree. Groklaw is juror quicksand for SCO. If I were 
| SCO I would be worried that the same thing will happen in court that happened 
| in the court of public opinion. What I don't understand, unless this was 
| intended as FUD lawsuit, is why the SCO legal team let the SCO executives say 
| so much to the media in the first place.            


Groklaw: The Industry's Eyes in Court

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| Did Groklaw really have an impact on those court cases? Naaah. The impact was 
| on the rest of us. That collection of documents gave SCO's suits a 
| transparency that's impossible to come by with most IT industry litigation.  


SCO Tried to Gag Groklaw in 2004

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| So SCO tried to gag Groklaw beginning in 2004. It moved on to
| false insinuations to journalists, ugly innuendo during a conference
| about me and Groklaw, having friendly journalists with PIs try to
| dig up dirt on me, a massive astroturfing campaign all over the
| internet, and then finally to intimidation with their recent motion.
| Well, I'm gagging, all right, but not in a good way, and certainly
| not in the way SCO hoped.
| I will respond like this, seriously for a moment. This is America.
| I am an American citizen. I was born here, born to certain rights
| as my birthright. I'm allowed to cover this litigation without
| being harassed and intimidated or threatened or gagged. I'm
| allowed to present facts that disprove SCO's public allegations.
| I am allowed to write what I believe is the truth, and I'm 
| to present research about the allegations.


SCO CEO McBride Speaks Out On Novell, Finances, And Groklaw

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| InformationWeek: The Web site Groklaw has given you a pretty rough time over 
| the past few years. What effect has that had on your image? 
| McBride: I don't think you can discount the impact of Groklaw in trying to 
| create a bad image around us. It's the equivalent of a negative political ad 
| campaign. We used to counter everything Groklaw said. I thought it was my 
| responsibility to SCO stakeholders to have a counter reaction to all these 
| attacks. It turns out that doesn't work well in a courtroom setting. The 
| judges told us that, my attorneys told me that, so I decided to back off.     
| We just want to have a day in court. Though early on I admit to being more 
| engaged in the battle.  


If this is true SCO’s execs are in BIG trouble [Groklaw confirmed it's true.]

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| SCO made a lot of claims during those press conferences, some of which never 
| made it to court and were quickly glossed over. At times it seemed like the 
| company was saying whatever it could while it had the chance. It’s no 
| coincidence that the public claims stopped once the legal nitty-gritty got 
| started.    


SCO Could Face Cash Crunch After Novell Trial

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| The amount that SCO owes to Novell is now the primary focus of the case as it 
| moves toward a trial that's slated to start on Sept. 17. SCO's problem: It's 
| potentially on the hook for a sum that exceeds its total cash and assets.  


SCO Goes Bust in the Courtroom

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| SCO essentially attempted a costly, time-consuming "Hail Mary" to score a big 
| payday. It might have better spent that time building products and getting 
| customers. What's more, it picked fights with big-name tech players who know 
| how to wage a court battle.   
| As of now, SCO's shares are trading at $0.51 apiece, and the company sports a 
| market cap of a measly $11.5 million. It's definitely a sobering example. 
| Foolish inventors looking at companies with similar strategies should realize 
| that they're more like lotteries than businesses.   

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